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Bleacher report had an article on Green, and they compared him to NFL RB Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears. Do you think this is a good comparison?
Running back Derrick Green is one of the more intriguing recruits in this year’s class. A 4-star recruit and the fifth-best running back prospect in the country, according to 247sports...
That's a terrible comparison, Forte has close to 4 inches on Green and Green is your prototypical between the tackles RB, while Forte is that RB who makes his living going outside and catching passes out of the backfield.
They're both very good catching the ball out of the backfield, but Green is more physical and tough to bring down. more between the tackles than Forte
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Ducksworth 18 months ago
Isn't Forte 6'2 and Green 6'0?
Lol...good ole' Bleacher report.
Forte is a god awful comparison.
If you want to compare Green to someone think (healthy) Jonathan Stewart .
He is listed at 6'0, but appears to be closer to 5'10".
If Bleacher Report says it, it's incorrect.
that is a fantastic comparison
I felt this thread was missing some important information, so I attached it via a link.
Wes knee only to find 873 SEO-optimized posts from Bleacher Report crowding out actual information. Posts like these:
Not sure if I could have picked a worse comparison.
CJ Spiller? Reggie Bush?
The only truly worse comparison I can think of is Barry Sanders, frankly.
Though Sam McGuffie is white, so....
This post was edited by neoavatara 18 months ago
Definitely don't see Forte when I was watching Green. He's not physically similar and he doesn't have the same running style. Jonathan Stewart is a good comparison, but I think Green is going to end up being built more like Michael Turner by the time he's done w/ a college S&C program. Very similar running styles too, take the 3 yards if it's all thats there but the opportunity for more comes along they have the speed to take it.
He reminds me a bit of LenDale White (Reggie Bush's partner in the backfield at USC). And an obvious comparison from this past season is Eddie Lacy from Alabama.
And it will depend on how he grows and develops, but it's possible he could begin to approach Jerome Bettis. He runs very similarly and has much better speed than most backs his size (something Bettis had). Also, Green grew up a heavy kid. He actually has worked hard to get his weight down. Once in a big time college S&C program with a proper training table and nutritionists, don't be surprised to see him add 10-20 pounds fairly quickly. That would put him in Bettis' neighborhood. Bettis was special, so I'm not saying Green will be another Bettis. But if he can add size without losing any speed he could come close.
This post has been edited 8 times, most recently by MrWoodson 18 months ago
Marion Barber or Marshawn Lynch
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
He reminds me a lot of Derrick Green.
Lock it because I win!
Anyone think he looks/runs a hell of a lot like Alfred Morris? They're comparable in size, speed, and they just look very similar to me.
Similar size, but Derrick Green is faster than Alfred Morris.
And probably drives a better car.
Of the 10 or so guys mentioned in this thread Forte is my far the worst comparison. Hell lets go for the big one...Jim Brown.
that will change if green goe$ to auburn
Haha, I'm saying Green already probably drives a better car now, he won't need to go to Auburn for that. Hell, I drive a better car than Alfred Morris.
The Washington Redskins rookie running back isn't riding around in style.
wow. as soon as he gets his new contract, which is definitely coming after his big season, he's gonna be pulling up in a lambo
I like the Marshawn comparison... Enough speed when they get out into the open field and run through arm tackles all day... Hope Derrick goes into BestMode for Michigan next year
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